Inslee says he'll ask soccer player Megan Rapinoe to be secretary of State

Washington Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeOvernight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 | Trump signs T stimulus package | Trump employs defense powers to force GM to make ventilators | New concerns over virus testing Biden: Governors should issue lockdowns 'for the time being' Trump digs in on criticism of Democratic governors MORE (D) said Saturday that if he is elected president, he will ask soccer player Megan Rapinoe to be his secretary of state. 

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He said at the progressive Netroots Nation conference that one of his first acts as president would be to get a secretary of State who embraces world unity and "love rather than hate" as he rebuked President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE's foreign policy. 

"My first act will be to ask Megan Rapinoe to be my secretary of State," he said. "I haven't asked her yet, so this could be a surprise to her."

"I actually believe this because what I think what she has said that has inspired us so much is such an antithesis of the president's foreign policies," he added. 

Rapinoe is a player for the U.S. women's national soccer team, which recently won its second consecutive World Cup. In a Wednesday victory speech, she encouraged listeners to love more and hate less. 

"We have to love more, hate less. We got to listen more and talk less," she said. 

Inslee is among two dozen people vying for the 2020 presidential nomination. His campaign has yet to see significant traction in the polls.